New Things Happening on the Havana Motor Mile!

October 9th, 2018

October 2018:  The Havana Business Improvement District (BID), dba On Havana Street and the Havana Motor Mile, is pleased to announce some exciting automotive industry news.  The Shortline Auto Group has added the brands of Buick and GMC to its family.  They have purchased the Buick GMC dealership on South Havana Street from the Suss Family, a well-respected car family for two generations.  And know that both Shortline and Suss are excited about this change and the new adventures that lie ahead!

After Shortline’s 31 years on South Havana Street, they look forward to meeting new customers, serving their existing customers and old friends, and taking care of their valued employees.  And most certainly, we they are grateful for the opportunity to do so.

The Suss Family has been on Havana Street since Jim Suss Sr. purchased the Seifert Pontiac dealership in 1980 at 1301 S Havana.  For the past 38 years, the Suss Family has operated the dealership, adding the Buick line in 2007 after purchasing the Mike Shaw Buick Dealership on Colorado Blvd in 2007.  Pontiac was discontinued by GM in 2008, so the dealership became Suss Buick GMC.  The Suss Family did a major dealership remodel in June of 2011.

The Suss Family has been a huge part of the Aurora Community, with Jim and Paul serving on many boards, rotary clubs and Aurora Chamber committees.  Paul Suss was a founding member and first president of the Havana Business Improvement District.  We thank Jim and Paul and their families for their contributions to Havana Street and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors–including enjoying retirement and grandkids!

Don Hicks and John Bowell of Shortline Auto Group have also been major players and contributors to Havana Street.  We are so very fortunate to have the Buick GMC dealership now owned by the Shortline Family.  Watch and listen for more news about these two amazing brands—Buick and GMC—both roaring and ready to handle Colorado’s winters with their full line of all-wheel drive sedans, SUVs and trucks.  Yes, even the luxurious Buick sedans have available all-wheel drive. Folks!

First step?  Let’s GET READY FOR WINTER!